In April 1868, only days after arriving in San Francisco by steamship, John Muir set out on a six-week-long walk across California to Yosemite. Inspired by Muir’s 300-mile journey, book artists Peter and Donna Thomas walked his route as closely as possible–138 years later.
Join Peter and Donna for a digital presentation of their 2006 ramble across California, which led to their creation of the Muir Ramble Route (MRR) from San Francisco to Yosemite over Pacheco Pass. Peter and Donna will show you some of the unique landmarks of this cross-California route, designed for urban backpackers/cyclists to discover still-wild places in the greater Bay Area and beyond.
As they share highlights from their book, “Muir Ramble Route: Walking from San Francisco to Yosemite in the Footsteps of John Muir”, they will also tell the story of their reconstruction of Muir’s first trip to Yosemite from his various writings, which they present in entirety and in a first-ever published account in a section of their book.
If you register for this free presentation at www.rei.com/stores, we will hold a seat for you until scheduled start time.
7 pm–8:30 pm, Tuesday, September 11 at REI Fremont
7 pm–8:30 pm, Wednesday, September 12 at REI Corte Madera
7 pm–8:30 pm, Thursday, September 13 at REI Mountain View